View Full Version : State Sen. Robert Ford (D); 'Blacks Wonít Do Hard Work'

02-10-2011, 10:38 AM
Black SC lawmaker: Immigrants are hardest workers

By Seanna Adcox, Associated Press Tue Feb 8, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. Ė An African-American lawmaker in South Carolina said Tuesday that stricter illegal immigration laws would hurt the state because blacks and whites donít work as hard as Hispanics.

State Sen. Robert Ford made his remarks during a Senate committee debate over an Arizona-style immigration law, eliciting a smattering of nervous laughter in the chamber after he said "brothers" donít work as hard as Mexicans. He continued that his "blue-eyed brothers" donít either.

Once his ancestors were freed from slavery, he said, they didnít want to do any more hard work, so they were replaced by Chinese and Japanese.

"We need these workers here. A lot of people arenít going to do certain type of work in this country," said Ford, D-Charleston. "The brothers are going to find ways to take a break. Ever since this country was built, weíve had somebody do the work for us."

He recalled to senators that four workers in the country illegally showed up on his lawn and finished mowing, edging and other work in 30 minutes that would take others much longer, and only wanted $10 for the job. He went on to say he recommended the workers to his neighbors, and one local lawn care businessman lost work ó a story one senator remarked was hurting, not helping, his case.

The executive director of the state GOP called on Ford to apologize.

"Itís abhorrent and incredibly offensive that any elected official would make comments this racist," said executive director Joel Sawyer.

Ford, who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination last year, said heíd apologize, but he doesnít know what for, or what it would change.


02-10-2011, 01:57 PM
But, but, but, not only is he black, he's a Democrat too! They can't say anything racist.

My two bits, it's not a matter of blacks don't want to do hard work, it's a matter of too many loud mouthed blacks (not a majority, just noisy) think The Man is going to hold them down, so why bother, especially when they can sell dope and shoot each other. Or make bad rap music, have a 15 minute career, then go back to shooting each other and selling dope.

On another note, did he just admit to hiring illegals? And encouraging them by suggesting their work to nieghbors? Shouldn't charges be filed?

02-10-2011, 02:11 PM
He is just stating the truth but if a Repub had said that, it would have been banner headlines. Democrats are hypocrites. However, he forgot to mention the root cause which is welfare that has encouraged blacks and whites to be lazy and dependent on the government for their food, clothing, housing and walking around money.